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The Old Farmhouse Laufas

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Old graveyard and turf houses

Beautiful turf houses, little church and old graveyard in this area! We also got to see some horses... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tampere, Finland
Marvelous authentic museum

Loved the museum and its history. The houses are lovely to see and you can stroll through the farm... read more

Reviewed February 26, 2019
Budapest, Hungary
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Is-601, Akureyri, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful turf houses, little church and old graveyard in this area! We also got to see some horses next to it, which was nice.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank cooperholic
Reviewed February 26, 2019

Loved the museum and its history. The houses are lovely to see and you can stroll through the farm and enter the different rooms to really see how they lived back than. It has an amazing view as well.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chrisbrkt
Reviewed November 24, 2018

I went to Laufas in the winter when the turf houses weren't open, unfortunately. But it was so beautiful, it was worth the trip. A stunning setting. Fascinating buildings. Lovely church. I just hope to go there one day when it's open!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank singersus
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Very disappointed to drive out to this and find it closed. There was no update on trip advisor or other internet sites about it closing for the season, in fact, it says it is open daily. We really wanted to see the sod house and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Filipendulous
Reviewed October 5, 2018

This was a very interesting stop. The farmhouse is well cared for and decorated with period furniture, which I had not expected. The gift shop was also well stocked and had some of the lowest prices we saw in Iceland.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ewymer
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

The Old Farmhouse Laufas is a unique way to see how some Icelandic people lived in the mid 19th century. The entrance fee was reasonable with senior rates. It is a self guided tour through the turf houses and church. Read the signage which comes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judy H
Reviewed September 16, 2018

We almost didn't go here, and I'm very glad we did. It's definitely worth a trip: it was interesting and informative.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

If you are driveing east from Akureyri to Mývatn and want to see an old farmhouse, this is the place. When there look at the material the houses are made of. It is turf (soil). Look how the turf is layed out. One thing you...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kjartan H
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

If you have an interest in history, this is for you. Each part of the house is build of turf blocks set in a stunning herringbone style. The accommodation is modular and as more space was needed a new module was added. Constructed in 1866...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank rlkempharper
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We we amazed at how Icelanders lived last century... A tourist spot not to be missed the entrance fee was minimal and the entrance guy was most helpful

Date of experience: August 2018
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July 17, 2016|
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Response from johnny-glen | Reviewed this property |
We went with Celebrity and took a private tour so cannot help you specifically. There is more than one location of 'turfed houses' . If you want to visit these particular ones you will need to contact RCI. Enjoy your trip... More
February 3, 2015|
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Response from Patricia W | Reviewed this property |
The Farmhouse is a car ride away from the ships docking area . You would have to book a private trip or use a local taxi company .